6 Months of Reading

The start of July. Halfway clear of the dystopian wastes of 2018, with the days threatening to get shorter again. A time to stop and think about all the things we thought we'd achieve back in January that we then got distracted from by US politics.  More importantly,...

Where would you live in Ordshaw?

Following Under Ordshaw's release, I'm sharing an article to give you a more rounded idea of the city and its neighbourhoods. Whether you're familiar with its stories or are yet to explore the UK's worst-behaved city, I hope you'll agree it's an interesting place to...

“Under Ordshaw” Cover Reveal

Under Ordshaw is almost upon us. I've just got through my final round of edits and am giving it one more read before shipping it off to the advance readers. That makes it a good time to show you something else I've been working on: the book's cover. In case you've...

The Best Books I Read in 2017

With the year drawing to a close, I'm reflecting on my completed reading list and picking out the books that impressed me most. This year I've been delving into a lot of classic sci-fi, a little crime and some quirky fantasy in between - and these were, for me, the...

Wheel – An Estalia Short Story

This is the first of my Estalia Stories series - short snapshots of life in Estalia, the world of Wixon's Day and the upcoming Aftan Whispers. "Wheel" is available to read below now, for free - it's an ideal coffee-break filler. An eBook version is available to...

Beach junk, zombies and where stories come from…

Every writer is regularly asked the question of where their ideas come from. And every writer has difficulty answering it, because creativity is, by its nature, not designed. I had someone call on my entry phone this morning that helped illustrate my process, though....